Energy Trust of Oregon (Cash Incentive)
Gas and Electric Heated Homes Oregon is offering a rebate incentive for homeowners looking to increase their home’s energy efficiency. For increasing your homes insulation to R-38 Energy Trust of Oregon will credit you $.25 per square foot including labor — that’s about 25% in savings from the Energy Trust alone! The Savings With In Reach program through ETO offers an incentive of $.50 for qualifying home owners to bring their insulation in the attic up to R-38. There are also lots of incentives for other weatherization measures We are offering a free energy audit of your home to help you determine your cost savings, contact us today!
Click Here for Energy Trust of Oregon’s Incentive PDF
State Home Oil Weatherization (Rebate Check)
Oil, propane, kerosene, butane, or wood-heated homes
The Oregon Department of Energy administers the State Home Oil Weatherization (SHOW) Program, which serves Oregon households that heat with oil, propane, kerosene, butane, or wood.
SHOW-eligible homeowners can conduct their own energy audit and apply for cash rebates for installed weatherization and heating measures.
Eligible SHOW homeowners can receive a maximum rebate of $500 among the following choices while funds last:
- Insulation (attic/ceiling, floor, wall, ducts) – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum rebate of $500
- Weatherstripping and caulking – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum rebate of $500
- Blower-door assisted air sealing – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum rebate of $500 with a contractor certified by the Department of Energy
- Water heater insulation (in unheated areas) – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum of $500
- Programmable thermostat – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum of $500
- Replacement oil burner 80% or more efficiency – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum rebate of $150
- Replacement oil furnace 81% or more efficiency – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum rebate of $150
- Installation of a qualifying above-ground oil tank – 25 percent of the cost up to a maximum of $150.
- Replacement windows – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum rebate of $150
- Insulated exterior door – 25% of the total cost up to a maximum rebate of $150
- Blower door test – 100% of the total cost up to a maximum rebate of $100 with a contractor certified by the Department of Energy
The $500 limit is per household and excludes any rebates previously approved. Either owner-occupied homes or rentals may qualify for rebates if heated with fuel oil (oil, propane, butane, or kerosene) or wood.
ODOE: Energy Conservation-Premium Efficiency Heating Ducts (Tax Credits)
As much as 25 percent of the heat from a forced-air heating system may be lost through leaks in the duct work. You can get a tax credit for sealing existing ductwork or installing a well-designed and sealed duct system in your existing home or new construction.
The work must be performed by a technician approved by the Oregon Department of Energy. Approved contractors are trained to meet the duct testing and sealing requirements of the regional Performance Tested Comfort System program, the same standards used by most utility incentive programs for duct work. Northwest Insulation is an approved contractor.
There are quite a few more insulation incentives programs for other utilities as well so give us a call and we can help you sort out what you may need and qualify for.